Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 495
Evodius, bishop of Uzalis (North Africa) mentions the death of his notary, who was a presbyter’s son. A letter from Evodius to Augustine, AD 414/415 (Letter 158 in Augustine`s correspondence).
Letter 158
1. [...] Quendam puerum habui presbyteri Armeni Memlonitani filium notarium.  [...]
Later on, a widow, Urbica, has a vision of a deacon, who shows her a beautiful palace built in heaven.
3. [...] Cum illa studiosius interrogasset, cuinam haec praepararentur, respondit ille diaconus puero, qui hesterno adsumptus est, filio presbyteri praeparari.
(ed. Goldbacher 1904: 488. 490)
Letter 158
1. [...] I had this boy, the son of the presbyter Armenius of Memlonitanum as a notary. [...]
Later on, a widow, Urbica, has a vision of a deacon, who shows her a beautiful palace built in heaven.
3. [...] When she asked him  anxiously from whom it had been prepared, the deacon responded that it was prepared for the boy, the son of a presbyter, who was assumed yesterday.
(trans. S. Adamiak)

Place of event:

  • Latin North Africa
  • Uzalis

About the source:

Author: Augustine of Hippo
Title: Letters, Epistulae
Origin: Uzalis (Latin North Africa)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
The letters of Augustine of Hippo cover a wide range of topics: Holy Scripture, dogma and liturgy, philosophy, religious practice and everyday life. They range from full-scale theological treatises to small notes asking someone for a favour. The preserved corpus includes 308 letters, 252 written by Augustine, 49 that others sent to him and seven exchanged between third parties. 29 letters have been discovered only in the 20th century and edited in 1981 by Johannes Divjak; they are distinguished by the asterisk (*) after their number.
The preserved letters of Augustine extend over the period from his stay at Cassiciacum in 386 to his death in Hippo in 430.
A. Goldbacher ed., S. Augustini Hipponiensis Episcopi Epistulae, Pars 3, Ep. 124-184A, Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum 44, Vienna-Leipzig 1904.
Saint Augustine, Letters 100-155, trans. R. Teske, New York 2003.


Family life - Offspring
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
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